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  • Study Of Gay And Lesbian Families
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    Homosexual Families: Counseling the New Generation of Families Table of Contents I. Introduction. 2 II. Societal Issues and Beliefs Facing Gay and Lesbian Parents. 4 . Research on the Family Environment in Gay and Lesbian Homes 6 IV. Implications for Training 9 V. Coping Strategies... 11 VI. General Critique of the Literature... 12 VII. Conclusions 14 V. Works Cited 15 Chapter 1 Introduction As years pass, fewer families fit the traditional family mold of mother, father, two children and a dog. ...
  • Stages Of Homosexual Identity Development
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    The unprecedented growth of the gay community in recent history has transformed our culture and consciousness, creating radically new possibilities for people to come out and live more openly as homosexuals (Herdt 2). Before the 1969's Stonewall riot in New York, homosexuality was a taboo subject. Research concerning homosexuality emphasized the etiology, treatment, and psychological adjustment of homosexuals. Times have changed since 1969. Homosexuals have gained great attention in arts, entert...
  • Children Of Homosexual Parent
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    INTRODUCTION The Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination of an individual on the basis of their race, sex, religion, or national origin fails to provide federal protection to individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation. The fact that this landmark federal policy does not include civil rights protection for homosexuals has put them at a disadvantage legally and socially. Although social attitudes towards homosexuality are slowly progressing, erroneous myths and bias attit...
  • Children Of Gay And Lesbian Parents
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    Introduction The sexuality and development of children with gay parents must be most affected by the rearing of the gay parents. Does having gay parents affect a child's mental health and growth? Can education and socialization be decreased with the presence of gay parents? How could it be possible that children are not affected by having two parents of the same sex? Doesn't this cause some gender confusion for the child? How can a child develop properly without the experience of both a male and...
  • Raising Of Children In A Homosexual Relationship
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    Introduction In society today there is a given norm of what a family should and shouldn t be. By the very word family I am refer to a relationship that contains children. The socially accepted version of the family is that there is a mum and a dad and children, not two dads or two mothers. There is a growing number of the latter type of families and society is very split on whether these families are right and fit for raising children. There are several issues that relate to the raising of child...
  • Gay Marriage The Biological Parent
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    The proposed legislation of same-sex marriage became one of the most significant issues in modern American family law. Today, throughout the country the movement towards establishing homosexual families has substantially increased, being supported by a large number of gay communities who try to promote this idea in the society. It has become one of important political issues and public debates, raising the question, whether to allow homosexual couples to register their relationships legally or n...
  • Acceptability Of Homosexuality In Society
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    In today's society, there exists a mixture of issues which tend to raise arguments with people all over. There are a handful of topics that always seem to escalate these differences between people to the point where one who earnestly participates in discussion, debate and argument can direct their anger towards their feelings on the person themselves. Some examples of such delicate subjects are the death penalty, abortion, and euthanasia. An issue that has in recent years, begun to increase argu...

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